The Revolution Will Not Be Published

Why We Must Shift Our Attention from “Save Newspapers” to “Save Society”.

Interesting article by Clay Shirky in the Utne Reader.

With the old economics destroyed, organizational forms perfected for print production have to be replaced with structures optimized for digital data. It makes increasingly less sense even to talk about a publishing industry, because the core problem it solves—the difficulty, complexity, and expense of making something available to the public—has stopped being a problem.